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Bruning, John R.

Overview
Works: 43 works in 151 publications in 2 languages and 8,796 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History  Case studies  Military history  Juvenile works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS79.76, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John R Bruning
House to house : an epic memoir of war by David Bellavia( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In November, 2004, a U.S. infantry squad in Fallujah plunged into one of the most sustained and savage urban battles in the history of American men at arms. Ssg. Bellavia and his men confronted an enemy who had had weeks to prepare, booby-trapping houses, arranging ambushes, rigging entire city blocks as explosive-laden kill zones, and even stocking up on steroids. Entering one house, alone, Bellavia faced the fight of his life against six insurgents, using every weapon at his disposal, including a knife. Bringing to life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry combat, and populated by a well-drawn cast of characters, this is more than just another war story. The book develops the intensely close relationships that form between soldiers under fire, in a harrowing story of triumph, tragedy, and the resiliency of the human spirit.--From publisher description
Outlaw platoon : heroes, renegades, infidels, and the brotherhood of war in Afghanistan by Sean Parnell( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lieutenant's gripping, personal account of the legendary U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan--a vivid, action-packed, and highly emotional true story of enormous sacrifice and bravery
Jungle ace Col. Gerald R. Johnson, the USAAF's top fighter leader of the Pacific War by John R Bruning( )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om amerikanske luftoperationer i Stillehavet under den 2.verdenskrig, idet forfatteren specielt følge Colonel Gerald R. Johnson, et flyver-es og en af amerikas top air commanders. Gerald R. Johnson omkom under en flyvning i slutningen af 1945
How to break a terrorist : the U.S. interrogators who used brains, not brutality, to take down the deadliest man in Iraq by Matthew Alexander( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A U.S. military interrogator describes his work in Iraq and his innovative approach that replaces torture with empathy, a procedure that he used to gain the intelligence information required to bring down Abu Musab Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq
The trident : the forging and reforging of a Navy SEAL leader by Jason Redman( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Navy SEAL's highly-charged account of his combat missions in Iraq and his miraculous recovery from wounds that might have killed him--if it were not for his grit and the devotion of his wife and family"--
Shadow of the sword : a Marine's journey of war, heroism, and redemption by Jeremiah Workman( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry under fire, Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is one of the Marine Corps' best-known contemporary combat veterans. In this memoir, he tells a story of his service overseas and of the emotional wars that continue to rage long after our fighting men come home. In the Iraqi city of Fallujah in December 2004, Workman faced the challenge that would change his life. He and his platoon were searching for hidden caches of weapons and mopping up die-hard insurgent cells when they came upon a building in which a team of fanatical insurgents had their fellow Marines trapped. Leading repeated assaults on that building, Workman killed more than twenty of the enemy in a ferocious firefight that left three of his own men dead. In Shadow of the Sword, a memoir that captures both wartime courage and its lifelong consequences, Workman candidly reveals the ordeal of post-traumatic stress disorder: the therapy and drug treatments that deadened his mind even as they eased his pain, the overwhelming stress that pushed his marriage to the brink, and the confrontations with anger and self-blame that he had internalized for years.--From publisher description
Level Zero heroes : the story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan by Michael Golembesky( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban's grip on the Valley
Chasing shadows : a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice by Fred Burton( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In July 1973, a gunman stepped from behind a tree and fired five shots, point blank, into Josef Alon, a kind, unassuming Israeli Air Force pilot. Sixteen-year-old Fred Burton was deeply shocked by this crime that rocked his sleepy suburban neighborhood of Bethesda, Maryland. As it turned out, Alon wasn't just a pilot and family man--he was a high-ranking Israeli military official with intelligence ties. The assassin was never found and the case was closed. Then, in 2007, now State Department counterterrorism special agent Fred Burton reopened the case and successfully pursued the killer, bringing closure to a traumatized family. From swirling dogfights over Egypt and Hanoi to gun battles on the streets of Beirut, this action-packed history spans the globe and several fraught decades in our history. In its portrait of how power is used, misused, and sold to the most convenient bidder, Chasing shadows spins a gripping tale of agents, double agents, terrorists, and heroes as Burton chases leads around the globe in an effort to solve this decades-old murder"--Provided by publisher
Crimson sky : the air battle for Korea by John R Bruning( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Korea's unique combat environment, fascinating and significant battles took place that would profoundly affect the future of air warfare, Crimson Sky examines in detail twenty of the most interesting aerial actions of the war, in such missions as the first air rescue of a downed pilot; the Battle of Carlson's Canyon; the first dogfight of the war (between Yak-9s and F-82s); and the death of the first African-American naval aviator, Jesse L. Brown."--BOOK JACKET. "More than exciting accounts of military missions, however, Crimson Sky is about the people who flew them, about their experiences and emotions as they performed an extremely dangerous duty nearly half a century ago."--Jacket
Shock factor : American snipers in the War on Terror by Jack Coughlin( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retired marine sniper and an award-winning journalist present an insider's assessment of America's sniper force to challenge popular misconceptions and pay tribute to the snipers who made pivotal contributions during the War on Terror. --Publisher's description
House to house an epic memoir of war by David Bellavia( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross nominee traces his 2004 tour of duty in Fallujah, documenting his participation in grueling hand-to-hand battles against insurgents in countless sabotaged homes
Outlaw platoon heroes, renegades, infidels, and the brotherhood of war in Afghanistan by Sean Parnell( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lieutenant's gripping, personal account of the legendary U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan--a vivid, action-packed, and highly emotional true story of enormous sacrifice and bravery
The trident the forging and reforging of a Navy SEAL leader by Jason Redman( Recording )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Navy SEAL's highly-charged account of his combat missions in Iraq and his miraculous recovery from wounds that might have killed him--if it were not for his grit and the devotion of his wife and family
Elusive glory : African-American heroes of World War II by John R Bruning( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story, long untold, of some of America's bravest fighting men during World War II, whose courage went unrecognized and passed over for decades simply because of their color
The devil's sandbox : with the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry at war in Iraq by John R Bruning( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Citizen soldiers have played a unique role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - and their extended deployment and role in the wars' battles have changed the towns, cities, and states they hail from as well. The Devil's Sandbox - a nickname for Iraq - is the story of the 2nd Battalion of Oregon's 162nd Infantry Regiment (2/162), and provides readers an intimate look at the reality of National Guardsmen at war. Follow the 2/162 from their call-up in the summer of 2003 to their return home in the spring of 2005. Witness some of the fiercest fighting of the Iraq War and some of the most rewarding and forward-looking civil affairs projects aimed at rebuilding the broken nation of Iraq. Read how the town in Oregon struggles to do without the people - the accountants, lawyers, mechanics, et. al. - who went to serve in the war. The Devil's Sandbox offers a rare insight into what this war means for the citizen-soldier at home and abroad, and chronicles a battalion that earned the respect of the regular Army soldiers who fought alongside them in some of the toughest battles in the Iraq war
The Battle of the Bulge : the photographic history of an American triumph by John R Bruning( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive photographic history of the Battle of the Bulge, Adolf Hitler's failed offensive into Belgium in December 1944, and describes the Allied defense that prevented a German breakthrough
The luck of the draw : the memoir of a World War II submariner : from Savo Island to the silent service by C. Kenneth Ruiz( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author recalls his wartime experiences first aboard the cruiser USS Vincennes, which was attacked and sunk by a surprise Japanese attack, and later on the submarine USS Pollack
Bombs away! : the World War II bombing campaigns over Europe by John R Bruning( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...Covers strategic bombing in Europe during World War II, that is, all aerial bombardment of a strategic nature which took place between 1939 and 1945. In addition to American (U.S. Army Air Forces) and British (RAF Bomber Command) strategic aerial campaigns against Germany, this book covers German use of strategic bombing during the Nazi's conquest of Europe: the Battle of Britain, Operation Barbarossa, and the V 1 and V 2, where the Luftwaffe targeted Warsaw and Rotterdam (known as the Rotterdam Blitz). In addition, the book covers the blitzes against London and the bombing of other British industrial and port cities, such as Birmingham, Liverpool, Southampton, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast, Cardiff, and Coventry bombed during the Battle of Britain. The twin Allied campaigns against Germany-the USAAF by day, the RAF by night-built up into massive bombing of German industrial areas, notably the Ruhr, followed by attacks directly on cities such as Hamburg, Kassel, Pforzheim, Mainz, Cologne, Bremen, Essen, Düsseldorf, Hanover, Dortmund, Frankfurt, and the still controversial fire-bombing of Hamburg and Dresden. In addition to obvious targets like aircraft and tank manufacturers, ball bearing factories and plants that manufactured abrasives and grinding wheels were high priority targets. Petroleum refineries were a key target with USAAF aircraft based in North Africa and later Italy, bombing the massive refinery complexes in and around Ploesti, Romania, until August 1944 when the Soviet Red Army captured the area. Other missions included industrial targets in southern Germany like Regensburg and Schweinfurt. Missions to the Nazi capital, Berlin, started in 1940 and continued through March 1945. Throughout the war there were 314 air raids on Berlin. All of this is covered in detail with authoritative text and hundreds of archival photographs, many rare or never before published"--Jacket
Chasing shadows a special agent's lifelong hunt to bring a Cold War assassin to justice by Fred Burton( Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author offers an account of his efforts as a State Department counterterrorism agent to hunt down the killer of an Israeli Air Force military official in 1973 Bethesda, Maryland, an investigation that spanned the globe and was the ultimate true-life spy story
Battle for the North Atlantic : the strategic Naval campaign that Won World II in Europe by John R Bruning( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bruning, John.
Bruning, John R.
Bruning, John R. Jr
Bruning, John Robert Jr
ブルーニング, ジョン・R
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English (120)
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